Sunday 6 September 2009

The Last Swim of The Summer

I took the children down for their last swim in Chagford pool this year. It closes today, and it was lovely to sit on the poolside in a rare sunny moment and chew the fat with friends and neighbours for an hour or so.

This is one of the best outdoor, unheated pools in the country. ( Well, I guess I am biased, but it IS mentioned in Kate Rew's book, Wild Swim). The river Teign flows along one side, and the old mill leat flows along the other side.

The temperature was 16 degrees - definately wetsuit swimming! Luckily there are plenty of wetsuits to hire if you don't have your own, and the tea shack does a great hot chocolate or mug of tea to warm you up afterwards!

A perfect way to spend an afternoon!


Jess said...

Sounds lovely :) Shame it's come to an end for this year already though.x

Carol Anne Strange said...

Oh bliss! What a wonderful place and so nice to visit to mark summer's end. Temperatures are up and down at the mo here in the north but autumn is definitely gathering pace. Much love & light.x


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